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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Getting a Cold...Just When I Thought I Recovered!

I cannot believe that I am feeling under the weather again! I think it has to be stress! It has been said that stress can cause many forms of illness. I never used to believe it, but I am beginning to become convinced. Its been really windy around here and it is kicking my asthma into gear. I am taking Dayquil and other OTC medications because I am really congested. I have to be really careful because last time I ended up in the Emergency Room, I had really high blood pressure from that stuff. I think today I will go out and buy the stuff with the heart on the box. Hopefully, this is just a little cold and not a major episode like the last time I got sick. Believe it or not people, I am REALLY pretty healthy and hardly ever get sick! The last time I missed this many days of work, I had major surgery! I guess my body is adjusting to being a non-smoker. I really can't figure any other reason that all this is happening. Fortunately, I have training tomorrow so will not have to expend too much energy so I can give my body a rest.


maggie's mind said...

Ugh, no fun! At least you aren't smoking on top of things. That's got to make it get over with sooner. Feel better.

Brandie said...

That really sucks. I have known a lot of people who feel a LOT worse for a couple months after quitting smoking than they did before they quit. My husband is one of those. You just gotta take it in stride -- it seems like forever, but there's only a couple months left of this flu/cold season. Just remember how much healthier you'll be this coming winter.

MamaFlo said...

Diva, you had all these upper respiratory issues and you smoked? I'm sure glad you got smart and quit the cigarettes!
Stay away from all Dairy Products, they increase the phlem you produce.

I hope you are feeling better soon!

lynda w said...

For our area of the country, the weather can't decide if it wants to be frigid cold or springlike warm. Everytime it gets warm, we all start getting sick. Luckily, we've all been healthy here for awhile now. Our last bout was right when I quit smoking. I've been walking around with my antibacterial wipes and spray like a madwoman!

Hope you feel better soon and that this is just a quick bug.